- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
im from the uk, found these boards while searching internet.
i got married 15 years ago next year. Our wedding was in a registery office, no bridesmaids or groomsmen, no hymes etc. i didnt wear a wedding dress but a cream cocktail dress. my husband was ill, so didnt eat his meal or have a drink, he couldnt even do a speach and we left before the guests at the end of the night as he just wanted to go to bed, but despite all this, i was very happy because i married my wonderful husband. we had about 20 guests at the ceremony and 40 guests for a meal then a disco in the night, i would say 50 people max.
since we got married we have been through a lot, i had anxiety and depression, and pushed everyone away, but my husband stuck by me throughout it all. ive also had 2 lumps in my breasts the past 3 years thankfully nothing sinister. Since my wedding ive had another daughter and my eldest daughter has just had her daughter.
we have never celebrated a anniversary properly so my husband and i decided to have a vow renewal for our 15th anniversary.
as i didnt wear a wedding dress or have the bridesmaids do you think its acceptable to have them this time? The bridesmaids would be my daughters.
My husband would like groomsmen (his brother and son) my husband is very much part of the planning.
my family think i should have what i want as it is our day and they are looking forward to it. We are having the renewal in church, the vicar says i can have as much or little as i want.
we are having a meal for close family and friends then a big party in the evening.Should we have a top table and do speeches?
Im not trying to do a redo as my day was perfect to me. This day is about celebrating our love after many ups and downs with health etc. when family and friends call it a wedding, im the first to say, its not a wedding.
thanks bees 🙂